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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Trenching, Irrigation & Finishing the Porch Deck - Jan. 30 - Feb. 4, 2012

We spent some hours digging trenches for the irrigation system this week. Hard work - no two ways about it!     Our soil is mostly clay - and has chunks of old asphalt, bricks & concrete.   We all are sore.

Kelley ponders an irrigation question

The best news is that Rob, Andy and Jim finished the deck - and it looks pretty nice.

The pathways are progressing as well.  The part of the pathway shown below is made of 'urbanite' (pieces of recycled concrete paving) set in decomposed granite.  It looks pretty nice, is inexpensive and lets rainwater infiltrate into the soil.  The next section of paving - as well as the patio area - will be made of sandstone (see above on pallets).
Close-up of 'urbanite' pathway

'Urbanite' pathway with planter/seats of the same material

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